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Company Level Imports

With Data for September 2019   |  Release Date:  November 29, 2019   |  Next Release Date: December 31, 2019   |   XLS     

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September 2019 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in September 2019 show that one country, Canada, exported more than one million barrels per day to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 82% of United States crude oil imports in September while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 93% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for September were Canada (3.7 million b/d), Mexico (523,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (458,000 b/d), Iraq (400,000 b/d), and Colombia (244,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria (231,000 b/d), Ecuador (187,000 b/d), Russia (113,000 b/d), United Kingdom (101,000 b/d), and Brazil ( 82,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.5 million b/d in September, which was a decrease of 466,000 b/d from imports during August 2019.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in September; exporting 4.3 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 589,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Sep-19 Aug-19 YTD 2019 Sep-18 YTD 2018
Canada 3,697 3,793 3,828 3,479 3,697
Mexico 523 708 616 719 685
Saudi Arabia 458 417 531 981 839
Iraq 400 249 345 473 581
Colombia 244 323 343 187 320
Nigeria 231 380 194 94 176
Ecuador 187 303 183 172 179
Russia 113 172 132 123 73
United Kingdom 101 65 73 111 60
Brazil 82 93 116 17 141
Norway 76 27 58 50 43
Kazakhstan 72 20 40 35 26
Libya 69 66 57 61 57
Brunei 68 31 25 72 15
Angola 58 40 34 73 108

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Sep-19 Aug-19 YTD 2019 Sep-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,259 4,376 4,431 4,034 4,295
Mexico 589 744 657 771 742
Russia 474 614 462 519 412
Saudi Arabia 458 461 565 1,043 863
Iraq 400 249 346 485 585
Colombia 283 383 398 229 353
Nigeria 245 380 202 113 193
Ecuador 187 329 189 172 181
Brazil 186 201 197 77 182
United Kingdom 179 146 156 207 151
Korea, South 137 118 132 147 99
Norway 123 84 101 74 85
United Arab Emirates 121 19 33 67 58
Netherlands 120 133 112 44 63
Kazakhstan 79 29 52 42 38

Note: The data in the tables above exclude oil imports into the U.S. territories.

Crude oil imports from Persian Gulf 2016 (discontinued)

Explanatory notes

Sources  - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) petroleum imports data are available at the company level. The data source is the Form EIA-814, "Monthly Imports Report."

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